Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Mr. Kennedy was able to have my case dismissed. Yes, outright dismissal of the charge!

A.C.

We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

Anonymous

Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

A.C.

We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

Anonymous
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Tarrant County Domestic Violence Lawyer

A conviction for a domestic violence offense can impact all areas of your life—your family, your employment prospects, your freedom, and your future. But you can avoid a conviction by working with a Tarrant County domestic violence attorney.

When you’ve been charged with a family violence offense, your whole world can come crashing down around you. The people who are supposed to love and support you may suddenly turn against you, and you might not know where to look for help. You may be tempted to sign a plea agreement, especially if the offense is a misdemeanor.

Signing that first plea agreement offer is often a mistake. A Tarrant County domestic violence lawyer could be able to show that the case against you is weak or that a family member or roommate has falsely accused you of violence. Either way, our firm can fight for you to make sure you get a fair shake.

Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in Tarrant County

At the very least, your attorney can likely get your charges reduced, which means less overall disruption to your life.

The following are some of the defenses your attorney could use to keep you from being convicted of a Tarrant County family violence offense:

  • You were falsely accused.
  • It was self-defense.
  • You were defending others.
  • The injury to your family member was accidental.

Tarrant County Penalties for Domestic Abuse Convictions

A conviction of domestic violence in Tarrant County will come with consequences. You will suffer legal penalties, but you could also suffer in other ways. For example, those who have been convicted of violent crimes will be forever ineligible for certain jobs and government programs.

Whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor or felony will depend on several factors:

  • Your criminal history, including prior domestic violence offenses
  • The nature of the current offense (e.g., whether strangulation was involved in the offense)
  • Whether the victim seriously injured
  • The relationship between involved parties

Below is a table of some of the possible legal penalties for a family violence conviction in Tarrant County, Texas:

Classification of Domestic Assault OffensePenalties
Class A misdemeanorUp to one year in jail, fine of up to $4,000
Third-degree felonyBetween two and ten years in prison, fine of up to $10,000
Second-degree felonyBetween two and twenty years in prison, fine of up to $10,000
First-degree felonyBetween five and ninety-nine years in prison, fine of up to $10,000

Consult with a Tarrant County Domestic Violence Attorney

Have you been wrongfully accused of domestic violence? Wrongfully accused or not, if you’re convicted, your whole life could end up in tatters. Avoid the legal penalties and other consequences of a conviction by setting up a strong defense with the help of a qualified and experienced defense lawyer.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy know how to help clients get their charges dismissed or greatly reduced. To get your free case review with a Tarrant County domestic violence lawyer, call 817-605-1010 or enter your information into the form at the bottom of the page.

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Contact us today for a free strategy session on how we can help you win your case.

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Or Call 817-618-5215